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Business Models that Make a Difference

This is a publication produced by IFC (the International Finance Corporation) arguing that inclusive business models are good for business.

CSRwire

CSRwire is a global source of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability news. Founded in 1999 to advance the movement towards a more economically-just and environmentally-sustainable society and away from single bottom line capitalism, CSRwire has paved the way for new standards of...

ACCSR

ACCSR (Australian Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility) is a highly specialised independent management consulting and training firm that helps organisations create lasting value through responsible business strategies and productive stakeholder relationships.

INDIACSR

INDIACSR is only CSR news portal in India providing a business network for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) through which companies can share ideas on best practices and discuss collaborative projects between the firm and its end stakeholders. INDIACSR also provides a forum for dialogue...

Justmeans

Justmeans is a source of information and connections for the sustainable business industry. Over the past three years, it has become a leading platform and ecosystem for the growing "sustainable business" industry. Justmeans aims to help companies and their stakeholders adapt to shifts in...

Talking the Walk - A Communication Manual for Partnership Practitioners

Talking the Walk is a toolbook for partnership practitioners from all sectors, to enable them to understand the importance of good communication to their work, and to help them develop techniques to improve their communications - both inside, and beyond, the partnership.

Opportunities for the Majority: Bank initiative that promotes and finances private sector business models

The Opportunities for the Majority (OMJ) Initiative promotes and finances market-based, sustainable business models that engage private sector companies, local governments and communities in the development and delivery of quality products and services for the majority of the population of Latin...

The Responsible Investor’s Guide to Commodities: An overview of best practices across commodity-exposed asset classes

“The responsible investor’s guide to commodities” concludes a multi-year project sponsored by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, the UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and the UN Global Compact Secretariat. The goal of this work was to improve the understanding of...

A discussion paper on social intrapreneurship

This paper produced by the Doughty Centre at the Cranfield University examines the potential value of social intrapreneurship, and provisionally defines a social intrapreneur as "a person within a large corporation who takes direct initiative for innovation which addresses social or environmental...

The Brokering Guidebook - a guide to navigating effective sustainable development partnerships

The Brokering Guidebook, produced by IBLF in collaboration with Rio Tinto, UNDP and the UN System Staff College, illuminates the critical role played by brokers in a cross-sector partnership, and outlines the many tasks that a broker may have to carry out during the life of a partnership.

Business for Millennium Development

Business for Millennium Development (B4MD) is an alliance of Australian businesses who believe that corporate Australia can and should assist towards the achievement of the Millenium Development Goals. B4MD believes that Australian businesses have the opportunity to do much more to reduce...

Microfinance Gateway

The Microfinance Gateway is a comprehensive source of information for and about the micro-finance industry. It includes research and publications, discussion groups, specialised resource centers, organisation and consultant profiles, as well as the latest news, events, and job opportunities in...

Funding the Poor Cooperative (FPC)

Funding the Poor Cooperative (FPC), one of the largest micro-finance organisations in China, makes micro-credit available to the poor, especially women, in the rural areas of Hebei, Henan and Sichuan Provinces. FPC also experiments with adapting various micro-finance models, provides valuable...

Opportunity International (OI)

Opportunity International (OI) is an international non-profit organisation, using micro-enterprise development and providing small business loans. Opportunity is committed to solving the root cause of poverty instead of merely treating its symptoms; through providing micro-credit and basic training...

Kiva

Kiva connects donors to individual entrepreneurs or groups in the developing world, through the provision of micro-loans. Micro-credit empowers clients to lift themselves out of poverty through developing responsible business patterns and training. Kiva partners with existing micro-finance...

Inclusive Business Activist

Inclusive Business Activist is a South African platform for like-minded entrepreneurs to network and engage on aspects of common business interest to grow organically and in the process add value and give back to communities and the poor. The organisation aims to contribute to the achievement of...

BOP Source

BOP Source is a consumer research company specializing in the "base of the pyramid," or those who earn less than $2 per day.

Japan Inclusive Business Support Centre

The Japan Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) established the Japan Inclusive Business Support Centre in order to provide comprehensive support for inclusive business. The Centre helps to promote inclusive business among Japanese companies and conducts a wide range of activities for its...

IFC

IFC (International Finance Corporation), a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in developing countries. IFC creates opportunities for people to escape poverty and improve their lives by providing financing to help businesses...

Micro Enterprise success in Bangladesh

The Bangladesh Krishi Bank was established in 1973 with the objective of strengthening the rural economy by extending credit support to the agricultural and agro-based sectors. In consideration of the importance of Micro-Credit and with the objective of generating employment as well as encouraging...